Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Iceman is doing 22 things including…

switch to apple

8 cheers


Iceman has written 3 entries about this goal

May not be necessary afterall...

With my objective research, I’ve come to the realization that this switch may not be necessary afterall. Yeah, the praises of apple are worthy but that’s called marketing. WIth apple switching to Intel chips, my sources tell me that the gap between the OSX and Windows XP worlds are narrowing and with what I do right now, I’m better off stcking with windows.

Will try Apple some day.

Good Thing

Just the i-life package that comes with the powerbook is enough to get me excited. The switch will happen but it will not be total. I don’t have a problem going back and forth (hopefully it is not confusing).

Windows and I will be like the ex you have a child with. You go back and forth but your heart is with the one you are with (yeah, the high maintenance one).

Visit an Apple Store

Maybe going to church will not necessarily make one a Christian but visting an Apple store and sitting through one of their sessions on getting started might do for you what it did for me. It made a believer out of me. Now I believe.

I just have to be careful I don’t go charging for one. I still will get a 15” Powerbook- thought it was going to be in June but will see if May will work.

Give me my Powerbook!

Iceman has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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