Quote Originally Posted by samkim View Post
Most of the positive points are along the lines of, "I could use a device like this."

As for the mods, they aren't elected AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK, $so$ $they$ $don$'$t$ $represent$ $anyone$.
On slashdot any member can be a mod, and people get mod points at random. You can not comment and mod at the same time, so all the people who modded were silent in the story.

So yes, the mods represent a random collection of silent slashdot readers.