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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Convert my cassettes to mp3 format

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ColouredBallSmall financial investment.

Large time investment.
Bought a cheap cassette player with USB connection. Brought back wAlkman memories.
Used audacity to record and clean up the audio. Converted to mp3 and imported to my iTunes library.
Worth it is it saved some audio I would not otherwise have access to! 17 months ago


ColouredBall 4 years ago


OtterGirl537Putting on Pause

I have so many things, I can’t add new things… I’m moving this over temporarily until December so that I can have other goals :) 2 years ago


OtterGirl537My Grandfather's Tapes

In the decade or so before my grandfather died, he record his favorite life stories onto cassette tapes for his 4 children. They are stories of interest and adventure, in time when most of the world was still young and innocent. One of my cousins and I discussed transferring them to some form of digital media 10 years ago, but the technology lagged. Now, it sounds simple, so on to the list you go. 2 years ago


OtterGirl537 2 years ago


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SimplicityInTheLBC 2 years ago


SimplicityInTheLBCTakin' it back to the old school

I’ve been digging around in my new classroom and I discovered an enormous drawer full of cassettes that would probably be pretty useful in my teaching (musical theater, orchestral music, recordings of previous choirs). I’m going to make it a project to convert a few per week to mp3 format – it’s a big undertaking but it will get rid of all the cassettes, at any rate. I don’t have a deadline to finish, so this can go on indefinitely.

I also found a few of my own cassettes in a box not long ago. Two of them are of my mother reading bedtime stories :) I’ll have to see if I can find any of my dad. 2 years ago


The Hermit 4 years ago


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