Powers: Once he was Otto Octavius -- a brilliant and respected nuclear physicist, inventor and lecturer. Frustrated by the limitations of the human body, Octavius designed and built a set of robotic arms to assist him in his research. Unfortunately, the world can only guess at the scientific heights to which this genius would have ascended. A freak laboratory accident exposed Octavius to intense radioactivity, grafting the mechanical appendages to his body and granting him complete telepathic control over the artificial limbs. But the mishap altered Octavius' mind, as well, transforming him from a timid researcher into a criminally insane megalomaniac.
Who will stop this man/machine?
Jakob is getting worse. Now he's saying that the entire population of Houston (2 million) will need to be re-trained as Usability Professionals so that his dream of Nielsen mandated usability can take over the US (and by implication the world). Jakob is also very pleased about the outsourcing of programming jobs, as the money saved can be spent on sending people to Nielsen Usability Seminars.
If it was April 1st then I would take this article with a pinch of salt, but he really is serious about this stuff and someone has got to stop this megalomaniac before it's too late.