It is not often that we get an Elvis is alive and living on Mars story cross our desks, but it seems that we have found one.
Lenovo, which is famous for buying huge chunks of IBM, is apparently trying to sex up its image somewhat, by hiring a new product engineer who happens to be known to tinsel town for recent Steve Jobs’ flick.
Ashton Kutcher, the bloke who was such a Steve Jobs fan that he literally became the cargo cult messiah, will travel the world developing and hawking Lenovo’s new Yoga line of tablets.
This means that people will get to see a Lenovo product launch given by a Steve Jobs’ clone, and in the style of the black turtle neck messiah himself.
Over the years, Lenovo has given celebrity advisors honorary positions in the company and it appears that Ashton Kutcher is the company’s latest honouree.
We will not believe that Aston will take his role seriously until he starts calling Lenovo’s chipmakers “fucking dickless assholes,” starts ranting at the maker of his smoothie at a Wholefoods café, ignores his daughter for years, firing staff without notice, cheats his best friend and pockets cash for projects he did no work on, attempts to censor his favourite newspaper for writing about his health, parking in disabled carparks.
Still Kutcher thinks that working for Lenovo was his dream job as it brings together his love of technology and design that makes your life better.
“I can’t wait to dig in and help Lenovo develop future mobile computing products, starting with the Yoga Tablet,” said Kutcher.