I think you need to distinguish between sarcasm and unwarranted public humiliation of an individual. For various reasons, it would even have been in bad taste had Axel been a fictional character.
Now the RiscStation article was a more appropriate use of sarcasm, and it would be good to see more of that (and fewer cheap shots because you either don't agree with someone's opinion or can't be bothered to have a proper debate about what they're trying to say).
Space invaders clone bug-fixed and tweaked A new version of Gareth Lock's space invaders clone is available for download. The source code is provided and documented as Gareth started the project to find out how to write a computer game using BBC BASIC. 1 comment, latest by AW on 2/3/09 12:06AM. Published: 1 Mar 2009