John Lennon is Spokesperson for OLPC Ad

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Dec 28, 2008   Updated: Jul 21 2011 • References: & engadget
Although personal computer technology was at its nascent stages when John Lennon passed away in 1980, the iconic musician appears in a new ad for One Laptop Per Child.

In the Yoko Ono-approved OLPC ad, a digitally-enhanced John Lennon says, "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."

Implications - John Lennon is an iconic cultural figure whose identity transcends the bounds of the music world. He is related to campaigns that have a social slant. I particularly like this ad because it reinvokes the spirit of an icon that both younger and older generations can relate to. Have a look at the ad to see for yourself. Stats for Dead Musicians as Activists Trending: Older & Mild
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