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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It was good… I like the beginning, the comments on government. My favorite quote, however, will be “if a plant cannot live according to it’s nature, it dies; so does man.” It sounds like something so familiar and signifies purity to me… the complete opposite of today’s world, with all the plastic surgery and ‘mcmansions’ and things of that sort…

Another thing I found interesting was he talks about a night he spent in prison and how he sat and looked out the window at the town and how he never knew the institutions of the town before… I guess he never stopped to look around or something, and that’s another issue today… it’s such a fast paced world.

...what I would give to live in this era… it would be so cool… 8 years ago


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