During an interview last night with the New York Times, Steve Jobs provided a particularly nonsensical comment on the company’s lower-than-expected iPod sales:
“People come up with all sorts of numbers, but I think 8.5 million of anything is pretty great.”
Yeah, to use Steve’s own words, Insanely great, with the emphasis on “insane”. Because bragging about selling 8.5 million of anything is meaningless without a context, like what people expected, what happened last quarter, and so on. Blowing smoke at reporters about large unit volumes, rather than simply answering the question, seems like the action of a CEO who spends too much time curled up in bed reading his own press releases.