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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olivep in Australia is doing 43 things including…

buy a camera

6 cheers


olivep has written 5 entries about this goal


I’m ecstatic

failed at this

MY next trip came sooner than planned and I wasn’t in a position to buy the dream camera. But I have to have it for my november trip.

I'm deciding

I am almost certainly going to buy the canon eos 50D. If not the 40D but most likely the 50. Someone has persuaded me that for professional work, I need the extra 5 Megapixels.

the 50D is worth AUS$1800 for body only
40D is AUS$1200

I am still researching the lens.

Everything about this business is expensive.
The memory cards are pricey, so is the cable release and the flash unit. Maybe I will skip the flash and cable.


But i knew that. But i didn’t know how expensive. To get a basic canon body and a lens with anti-shake would set me back $2000!


Buy one secondhand if possible. and keep it down to $1000. Otherwise, I will have to buy one new.

Check out where to go shopping duty free.

olivep has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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