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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learn to read and write Urdu
I want to learn urdu...

I am trying to learn urdu myself.
It all started when I took a saturday job teaching IT to kids when I was a student- its like an after schools club with help for homework. They have mother toungue classes and I was totally jealous! My folks made me speak english at home to get me ahead in school- which worked but at what a price! I am fluent in Punjabi, my Urdu is OK- ish.
I also want to learn to write it properly. I just attended a course at the British Museum on arabic calligrapy- by a super cool iranian artist. If you follow his methods it takes ten secs to fashion one letter.
Seriously though, most second generation immigrants like me don’t write in their mother toungue. This makes things difficult for your kids to learn cause we live in a literate society.
Plus my folks left pakistan pre- partition. Most people back then spoke their local dialect/ language eg; sindh, punjabi…
Urdu is a kind of middle class language. Like speaking latin in 16th century England. At the same time in unify’s us. I am going to Pakistan for the first time in december with my Mami who I adore. She is going to help me my Urdu while i am teaching her IT stuff for beginners. Good bargin isn’t it?


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