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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Naamiee in Toronto is doing 42 things including…

learn to play the synthesizer


 

Naamiee has written 1 entry about this goal

No Longer With the Band!

I was a classically trained pianist and I’ve always wanted to make music. I dreamed of conducting orchestras, being in a rock band, being in a jazz band, being in an orchestra, accompanying famous singers. Well, that dream has fallen through and I’ve gone on to love dance music.

In this age of narcissistic technology where albums and singles are recorded, remixed and produced in the bedroom, where pop stars are discovered on youtube, who needs a studio? In fact, who needs anyone else’s permission to create music (may I please join your orchestra, sir?) when you have everything at your fingertips in the form of a synthesizer?

That is why I will endeavour to a)save up to buy a synthesizer b)buy the thing c)learn it through and through d)create sound



 

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