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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protohiro's Life List

  1. 1. Get more exercise
    1 entry
    336 people
  2. 2. Make bad movies for my own enjoyment
    1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. Work less
    2 cheers
    301 people
  4. 4. Visit Italy
    2,607 people
  5. 5. Get more sleep
    4,453 people
  6. 6. legalize same-sex marriage
    1 cheer
    28 people
  7. 7. Learn to surf
    1 entry
    8,132 people
  8. 8. visit all 7 continents
    1,517 people
  9. 9. Visit 50 of the world heritage sites
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    161 people
  10. 10. play piano better
    1 cheer
    222 people
  11. 11. learn arabic
    2,364 people
  12. 12. Learn to play go
    1 cheer
    157 people
  13. 13. convince at least one creationist that evolution is the best way we have of understanding our world
    23 people
  14. 14. Move to New York City
    925 people
  15. 15. plant a garden
    2,097 people
  16. 16. go to a cat show
    5 people
  17. 17. Return phone messages & emails in a timely fashion
    52 people
  18. 18. eat at chez panisse
    11 people
  19. 19. Have dinner at The French Laundry
    73 people
  20. 20. Write a computer book
    1 entry
    11 people
  21. 21. learn basic latin
    7 people
  22. 22. learn ancient greek
    225 people
  23. 23. learn hebrew
    963 people
  24. 24. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  25. 25. learn to play Mah Jong
    18 people
  26. 26. Get another suit made
    1 person
  27. 27. Go to europe by sea
    1 person
  28. 28. Become a climber
    1 person
  29. 29. Drive motocross again
    1 person
  30. 30. Rent a sports car
    2 people
  31. 31. Go to yosemite
    73 people
  32. 32. volunteer at something
    4 people
  33. 33. go to all 50 states
    286 people
  34. 34. learn the hustle
    1 cheer
    16 people
Recent entries
Get more exercise
Went to gym 3x per week for the last month

BUT…I have a cold so I didn’t go this week yet. I think I need to keep this up for at least six months to call it done.

Learn AJAX style programming

They pay me to do this, so I suppose it is worth it.

Get a MacBook Pro (read all 2 entries…)
Yay, got one from work.

Done and done.

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