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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Straha in Everywhere is doing 43 things including…

apply to graduate school

42 cheers


Straha has written 2 entries about this goal

"Cal State LA"

I am starting the process for an MA in History at Cal State Los Angeles, and should be starting winter quarter 2013. I like history and archeology, and the program looks like a good fit for me.

Another plus is that my wife (who is the most wonderful understanding woman in the world) is doing her Computer Science MA there. We could go to school together and meet for coffee between classes. Rewind to 1992 when we were undergraduates.

Sometimes you can go back.

"some ideas"

My work in Afghanistan with the Army is all related to Internationl Development and Public Policy, and I really like it. I am currently looking at two porgrams - American University and a program at Harvard. Both are good, and I am more than qualified for each.

This could be a done goal by next winter.

Straha has gotten 42 cheers on this goal.


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