Why the new Windows Phone UI is called 'Metro'

The new interface introduced in Windows Phone 7 Series is called "Metro." Why? Uber-Microsoft writer Paul Thurrott (of WinSuperSite.com) found the explanation on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. [via @thurrott]

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