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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Niel in Bronkhorstspruit is doing 38 things including…

Listen to 3 TED talks a week

9 cheers


Niel has written 3 entries about this goal

Taylor Wilson

On a new design of modular molten salt nuclear fission reactor.


TED’s new custom of sending out a daily reminder of the day’s TED Talk is a pretty good idea for me. I get a reminder and a link, and sometimes just at the right time of the day so that I can download it before I leave work and watch after supper.

Three on one night.

Listened to all three my weekly talks tonight.

Paul Nicklen, on arctic life.
Fio Omenetto, on the technological uses of silk.
Suzanne Lee, on growing cellulosic fabrics.

Three a week sounds very little, but at 18 minutes for the longer ones, it comes to almost an hour. However, this hour cannot be considered wasted.

Niel has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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