Imagine That: Lennon's Back in TV Ad

Yoko Ono approves spot for One Laptop per Child
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2008 4:46 PM CST

(Newser) – John Lennon is starring in a new television commercial for charity 28 years after his death, the Telegraph reports. Thanks to digital technology, the Beatles legend's voice can be heard urging Americans to purchase low-cost computers for the world’s poorest children in the ad for One Laptop per Child. "You change the world," he says.

“Imagine" if every child in the world "could access a universe of knowledge,” says Lennon, whose widow, Yoko Ono, approved the spot. The laptops cost $199, or donors can buy one for a child in the developing world and another for their own child for $399.