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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John Williams

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John Williams's Life List

  1. 1. learn german
    5,480 people
  2. 2. read all of Plato's dialogues
    1 entry
    14 people
  3. 3. learn more HTML
    66 people
  4. 4. go to grad school
    1,014 people
  5. 5. Go to England
    949 people
  6. 6. visit my boyfriend
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    11 people
  7. 7. learn calculus
    236 people
  8. 8. Learn linear algebra
    23 people
  9. 9. Learn the C programming language
    224 people
  10. 10. play the blues
    2 cheers
    22 people
  11. 11. finish my degree at Harvard Extension
    1 cheer
    2 people
  12. 12. Marry my boyfriend
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    384 people
  13. 13. make mead
    28 people
  14. 14. loose 30 pounds
    333 people
  15. 15. do a split
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    704 people
  16. 16. learn ancient greek
    1 entry
    225 people
  17. 17. do 20 pull-ups
    116 people
  18. 18. do 100 pushups
    559 people
  19. 19. Do 200 situps
    39 people
  20. 20. Learn Java
    727 people
  21. 21. run 10 miles
    133 people
  22. 22. get married
    1 entry
    21,332 people
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get married
Once it's legal

Once my boyfriend and I make our home somewhere that has legal gay marriage recognized through all levels of government.

read all of Plato's dialogues
Symposium, et al.

Don’t you just love to hate Alcibiades?

Read the illuminatus! trilogy (in english)
Wonderful read many times

After reading the Principia Discordia 4th edition in high school in the early 2000s, I read the Illuminatus Trilogy.

Now, after having read some lovecraft, more discordian works, doing to KallistiCon, studying early christian history and heresies, reading the odyssey and joyce’s ulysses, I’ve come back to this book.

Read it twice in the past year… gets better every time! Each time you read it you notice something different… truly an immortal work.

Rest in Peace, Bob!

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