Meet Terry Myerson

Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge on Terry Myerson:

Myerson called the meeting. On the table was a prototype of a new Windows Mobile phone. On everyone’s mind was Apple’s iPhone, which had blown the market away the previous year. Myerson wanted to know whether any of Microsoft’s code could be saved. No one would leave the room until that question was answered, he said.

Seven hours later, the group had reached a tentative consensus: toss it all out and start over.

A fascinating profile on the guy who’s taking over the future of Windows products in the company-wide restructure at Microsoft.