Used by NASA?
I currently work for NASA and have for about 4 years now. I had never heard of Rosetta Stone until I started seeing their commercials, and I became incredibly puzzled when it said on there that Rosetta Stone is in use by NASA. I took a look at the library on the Space Center where I work, but they had no Rosetta Stone. I just went on believing this company was full of it because even in my online searches of the libraries at other centers, I couldn't find this software. Just a few months ago, however, after seeing the commercials that make this claim for months, if not longer, I received an email from our training coordinator. In this email, our training coordinator said that the center is considering a purchase of some Rosetta Stone software and they were trying to get some input from the workforce as to which languages we'd like to learn. Now this really struck me as odd...here this company has been advertising for who-knows-how-long about their product being in use by NASA, and now NASA is considering a purchase of the software. Something just doesn't jive.
Months have gone by and still no word as to whether or not we'll be getting this software, although it could come in handy for a lot of NASA employees as we work with a lot of foreign space agencies.
I'm guessing if the advertisement was an all-out lie, someone would have said something by now and they wouldn't make the claim in their commercials anymore. This leads me to believe that somewhere in NASA, someone has this software. I keep hoping we can get it here so I can check it out. I'd love to learn Japanese, but I haven't got the desire to spend my own money on software that I may or may not use.