John Lennon appears in TV ad posthumously

Charity spot uses Lennon's image and 'voice'

John Lennon appears in TV ad posthumously
Imagine...a laptop everywhere?

Nearly 30 years after his death, John Lennon will soon be seen in a TV commercial for a charity aimed at providing laptop computers for the world's poorest children.

The ad, which was made with Yoko Ono's permission and uses the former Beatle's image and voice - digitally altered in the latter case - benefits the One Laptop Per Child Foundation.

In the commercial, which can be seen below, Lennon says, "Imagine every child, no matter where in the world they were, could access a universe of knowledge. They could 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."

So far, so good. But when Lennon's voice next says, "You can give a child a laptop," we did more than a double-take. Well intentioned as the charity and commercial are, it's a bit eerie to hear John Lennon utter the word 'laptop.'

Check it out and let us know what you think.

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