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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Boris MannWell, sort of

Only now it’s Bootup Labs. And really, Bill’s WorkSpace has much of the same spirit of the original idea. 6 years ago


srobartsThis sounds really interesting

I will read up in the wiki before I start spouting off, very cool initiative. 8 years ago


Boris MannNow Canada wide

Well, it had to happen. Why limit it to Vancouver when you can take it across the country? Check out http://www.innovationcommons.ca to keep up to date. 8 years ago


Boris MannWe had our first meeting yesterday

For starters, I want to make this happen in Vancouver, but I specifically didn’t put that as part of the goal: I want to see every city have one of these. Here’s my thought on the main statement of purpose:

To build a 24/7 physical space where entrepreneurs can gather to motivate each other’s innovation.

You can find out more on the wiki. 9 years ago


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