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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Superdude57Look Homeward, Angel

Good book! I’m from “Altamont” so I figured I should read it. Wolfe had quite a grasp on the English language. 4 years ago

Superdude57"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

Finally made it though this one on audio book. I didn’t like it as much as a lot of people, but that Louis Zamperini guy is one tough bloke. 8 months ago

Superdude57Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome

Listened to this on audio-book a while back, freakin’ hilarious. 8 months ago


Superdude57Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

Semi interesting and enlightening. I am on page 145 and need to finish. 10 months ago

Superdude57K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs

Not the greatest but interesting. 10 months ago

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Superdude57The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

A trendy book to read. I listened to the first two sections during a road trip. The last section didn’t interest me as much. I guess this book didn’t impact me too much, I’d been familiar with a lot of what was talked about. It made me a little skeptical of the latest study on “what’s good for you” and what not, of course there are special interest behind most of these studies. Also, corn is king and our government loves to subsidize it. It might not be the most healthy thing for to put in everything though. Interesting stuff. 12 months ago

Superdude57The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

I finally fucking finished this book after being told I should read it when I was in 11th grade (11 + years ago)! It feels good to finally knock it out.

It was worth the read. It’s a bit melodramatic, but I expect it’s not too far off the mark from how hard many immigrants’ lives were in the big cities circa 1904. It’s probably not too different for a lot of Chinese and other sweatshop laborers this day and age.

We live in a cruel world and should count our blessings and do what we can to eliminate the suffering of others and abuses of corporations and governments.

P.S. I actually finished this 4-28-14. 12 months ago

Superdude57I know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Was the abridged version. 12 months ago

Superdude57Letters to my Daughter by Maya Angelou

May have been the abridged version though. 12 months ago

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Superdude57The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Eye opening and kind of enraging. 20 months ago

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EverydayFairy 3 years ago

EverydayFairyFinally completed :o)

Year went by and I`v managed to stick to my reading plan – one book a month through 12 months! I discovered few good authors and will look for more of their books for sure. And now – I`ll enjoy some new crime stories I found under the Christmas tree :o) 1 year ago

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Books are containing the world, through books, I can imagine how any thing could happen in the real or fanatic world. 2 years ago

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Superdude57The Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges

From Amazon:

For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class— the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions—have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion.

In this searing polemic Chris Hedges indicts liberal institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, who have distorted their basic beliefs in order to support unfettered capitalism, the national security state, globalization, and staggering income inequalities. Hedges argues that the death of the liberal class created a profound vacuum at the heart of American political life. And now speculators, war profiteers, and demagogues— from militias to the Tea Party—are filling the void. 2 years ago

Jagid 6 years ago

Superdude57Inner Tennis by Timothy Gallwey

Some good ideas for quieting the mind during tennis and life. 2 years ago

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