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John Lennon on Laptop Mission from the Grave


Thanks to the powers of digital resurrection, the late Beatle John Lennon is back in a new ad for OLPC (one laptop per child), a charitable group whose mission is to provide computers to the world's neediest children.

Says Lennon in the spot: "Imagine every child, no matter where in the world they were, could access a universe of knowledge. They would have a chance to learn, to dream, to achieve anything they want. I tried to do it through my music, but now you can do it in a very different way."

You can watch the Ono-approved spot, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Well, at least they didn't ask David Archuleta to sing it.

    Posted by: crispy | Dec 29, 2008 10:35:23 AM

  2. weird, I don't think i like that.

    Posted by: Account Deleted | Dec 29, 2008 10:38:34 AM

  3. I think Ono has been a great steward of Lennon - remember Fred Astaire selling dirt devil brooms? And this is definitely something that Lennon would be promoting if he was still alive. Brava Ono!

    Posted by: David B. | Dec 29, 2008 10:42:19 AM

  4. That was kinda freaky. R.I.P John

    Posted by: onolennon8 | Dec 29, 2008 11:54:44 AM

  5. You don't know a person like me...
    I could sell your songs to NIKE...

    Posted by: David B. | Dec 29, 2008 4:43:14 PM

  6. OLPC is a GREAT project, and if they can withstand the relentless litigious onslaught of Intel and Microsoft, they are poised to revolutionize education for children in underdeveloped countries all over the world. To get a sense of their work to date, check out their Wiki sites or just sign up for their e-mail list.

    Usually, I cringe when dead celebrities are used to advertise products (especially with the voice-over), but given what I know about Lennon, he would be a strong supporter of this project.

    Posted by: Foochy | Dec 29, 2008 10:03:49 PM

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