You might think that something called the Aspen Ideas Festival – and anyone invited to speak at it – resides figuratively far from the problems of the daily masses. But apparently not.
Per the New York Observer‘s Jordan Valinsky, Arianna Huffington had this to say on opening night about the issue of bringing Smartphones, iPads and the like to bed:
After bragging that she only has “real books” in her bed, Ms. Huffington said she has eliminated electronics from her bedroom and that decision is “incontrovertible…”
“The problems that people have sleeping, a lot of them are connected to screens… I ask you, please, to never do that again.”
Cut to an imaginary HuffPo all-hands meeting in the fall of 2014. Will Huffington stand firm when an underling charts out the dramatic drop in overnight traffic because of people having heeded this advice? TBD.
The Aspen event runs through July 2. Among those speaking today: CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and Arianna, again.