Ever heard the expression, “It ain’t worth a hill of beans?”
I just found a very valuable hill of beans. It has over half a million beans. It is called Ubuntu forums.
When you visit the forums you will see frequent mention of “beans.” Beans are valuable, so much so that some people even hide the number of beans they have.
A ‘bean” is a contribution to that ongoing discussion in the form of a new post.
I don’t mind sharing. I’m not only a bean counter but a bean creator. See for example my post in the thread Re: Ubuntu on GeForce 6100 / nForce 430.
I’m up to almost a dozen beans now and I just started a few days ago. It doesn’t take that long to find a thread that’s interesting and that I can help move along.
I’ve only been looking at Ubuntu in a serious way for a couple of weeks, but it’s already clear there is an extraordinary community being built here, much beyond anything else I’ve seen in Linux-land. This is a very promising development.
Indeed, there is even a song about it.