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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dancingmomOrdered the camera from ecost

and it seems the battery is dead. Waiting on a new one to arrive in the mail. Once it’s working,I will mark this goal as done. I was hoping to have it in time for tonight’s Mardi Gras Parade. 5 years ago

dancingmomIt's Gone

My camera took a mysterious walk a couple months ago. No one knows anything. It’s time for me to face the facts and buy a new one. 5 years ago

~ Julie ~Did this a year ago

definitely worth doing! 6 years ago

EnJayBeeFinally Done!

I finally got around to buying myself a digital camera and I’m loving it! Taking lots of photos of my spring garden and i’ll also get around to opening a flickr account :) 8 years ago

ChuqNo one else would buy one for me

I’ve “consulted” on various purchases since then though. 8 years ago

EnJayBeeI've had a few good recommendations

and went and checked some cameras out yesterday.

At this stage i’ve narrowed it down to a Canon or a Panasonic but i’m still a bit undecided. 9 years ago

Johndigital camera is the way to go for 95% of us

If you have a computer and it has a USB port on it then you really should get a digital camera.

I got my first digital camera over 5 years ago. I took it to California for the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.

Since then, I have bought a second digital camera with much higher resolution that is really small and light – and only cost me $100.

Also, I bought a cell phone that has digital camera built into it, as does my miniDV camcorder. So I am pretty well stockedwith them now.

Why would you want a digital camera?

  • no need to get prints you don’t like – if it looks like crap on the LCD, it will look like crap on paper
  • if you don’t like it – delete and redo, right there – on the spot
  • photos can upload to your computer in seconds; modern hard drives hold LOTS of them – typically all you need is a film media card to USB port adapter; they typically cost $20 for very plain ones to $50 for extremely nice ones which might even have a video output port
  • you can upload your favorite photos to,, or – if you have a Mac and a .Mac subscription to
  • you can organize them really easily in iPhoto, if you have a Mac
  • you can print your favorite photos from iPhoto, .Mac, Yahoo, or Flickr
  • you can email your vacation photos, portraits, pet photos, significant other’s mug, house photos, new car photos, gooofy photos to friends and family (personally, I think putting them on Flickr or similar site makes more sense)
  • you can back them up onto CD
  • you can make a DVD slide show of them with iDVD (on Macintosh)
  • you can alter, clean up, or crop them with a photo editing program
  • you can print them yourself to photo quality paper with an ink jet printer for your computer

Apple just came out with a souped-up commercial version of iPhoto called Aperture that blends a database into the photo albumb program, as well as a ton of powerful image-processing commands.

Most people will be perfectly happy with iPhoto which comes with new Macs and can be bought as part of the iLife ‘05 software bundle for people who want to add it to or update it on older Macs.

There are programs to do similar things on PCs, although I have never been happy with one on Microsoft Windows and I have used a bunch of them. Some of those programs cost more than a brand-new Mac – which includes iPhoto anyway! 9 years ago

EnJayBeeDigital Cameras

I’ve been looking at digital cameras for awhile now – but just have not got around to purchasing one.

Each time i decide that yes, i’ll buy one, I get confused by all the options, and what I do and don’t need or want the camera to do. Think i’ll take somebody with me next time and let them make the decision for me and I’ll just pay for it!!! 9 years ago

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