Last month, the Bookshelf PC was just a concept PC produced by two Purdue University industrial designers to win the Microsoft's Next Generation Design PC Competition as explained in this post. Now, only a month later, Engadget and Technorat Soapbox are reporting that the design is going to be produced by Asus.
Congrats again to graduate student Sungho "Oho" Son and Scott Shim, a professor of visual and performing arts at Purdue University (my undergrad Alma mater) for taking a concept design and executing upon it. Not only have they won $50,000 via the Microsoft Design Competition but now Asus will be producing the product. There is no word yet if Asus will actually try and sell the component based bookshelf system in mass quantities but my assumption is that they will. We will have to wait and see.