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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Modern religion s more about what man says about God, and not what God says about man.

If only he saw what was happening today…

Thomas Merton

“Living is the constant adjustment of thought to life and life to thought in such a way that we are always growing, always experiencing new things in the old and old things in the new. Thus, life is always new.

Robert E Howard

” Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they know they can be rude without getting their skulls split.”

George Orwell- Animal Farm

“All animals are equal- but some are more equal than others.”

William Irvine

” A dog might as well speculate on the mind of man, as man on the mind of the Creator.”

Apes, Angels and Victorians

Thomas Henry Huxley

“To a person uninstructed in natural history (science),his country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach them something of natural history, and you place them in his hands a catalog of those which are with turning around.”

Karl Kraus

“Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.”

Virginia Woolf

“A common reader differs from the critic and the scholar. He is worse educated, and nature has not gifted him so generously. He reads for his own pleasure rather than to impart knowledge or correct the opinions of others. Above all, he is guided by an instinct to create himself out of whatever odds and ends he can come by and some by the whole.”

Massimo Pigliucci author of Nonsense on Stilts

“You can’t learn science from the movies.”
I wish more people would realize this.

Carl Sagan

But the fact fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

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