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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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Allen Jones in San Salvador is doing 28 things including…

Read Up on Salvadorian History


Allen Jones has written 3 entries about this goal

Reading "Modernizing Minds in El Salvador"

I’ve made it to page 80. It’s been a good read so far and I bet I’ll be more than half way done by the time I get back to ES. I was surprised that the introduction and first chapter give a good background of what happened before the tumultuous 70s.

Periodically I've Stumbled Onto Interesting Info...

Yet I wish I could connect to the historical community (if there is one?) in El Salvador to get a feel for where historical knowledge is in this country. It is a neglected field in El Salvador either by design or by accident. I think El Salvador would benefit from a historical narrative that takes a point of view but not hold dear to either an FMLN or ARENA political ideology. It ought to be prescriptive, offer a solution to today’s problems based on the country’s missteps, and have an opinion.


Well, I’ve started by re-reading Born in Blood and Fire while reading A Brief History of Central America. I’m waiting for Open Veins to be delivered. I’ve answered a lot of questions I’ve had. This is a continuing goal, the next step is to take some courses at the National University.


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