Profile of Scott Guthrie in the Microsoft Architecture Journal
I came across this interesting profile of Scott Guthrie. It covers some of the history of how ASP.NET came about as well as how ASP.NET was the first product to take a big bet on the CLR.
If you don't subscribe to it already, I would strongly recommend subscribing to Scott's blog. It's a great source of information about IIS7, Orcas and AJAX.