During last week's ANSYS conference call with financial analysts, there was a discussion of supernova and meltdown, which I wanted to share with you. Here it goes (source):
James E. Cashman (ANSYS ceo): And of course, if there's a complete meltdown or if it goes supernova, of course, those things will change. But nobody can really predict those because we can-- so we can really only go off the forecast, the upside and other factors like that, and then try to bounding box it with the-- with all the other exogenous factors.
Sterling P. Auty (JP Morgan Chase): Well we're all hoping that there's no supernova then, in the back half.
Cashman: Well, supernova would be good, meltdown would be bad. Supernova is where we're really eased up, meltdown is we're kind of--
Maria T. Shields (ANSYS cfo): Supernova is people unleash their budgets for year-end sums.