[nycbug-talk] GCS

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Mar 22 12:55:07 EDT 2011

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 07:50:32AM -0400, George Rosamond wrote:
> This is a bit of an unusual post, but I think it's appropriate since 
> lots of people on this list use them. . .
> GCS/Lee is closing shop soon.  They were a low-cost grey-box hardware 
> vendor that lots of us used on 37th street.
> They were always helpful, quick to reply and dead-honest.
> I know many many people used them on this list for boxes, last-minute 
> hardware parts, etc., on a regular basis.
> I have known and utilized them since they fax spammed my job in 1995, 
> the year they opened.  In 1995, fax spamming wasn't so intrusive or 
> common ;)
> GCS sponsored NYCBSDCon 2010, but in normal Lee fashion, he was more 
> concerned with giving us sponsorship money than having any presence.
> They will be sorely missed by lots of us.

oh man that sucks!  Can I tell my GCS story here? :)  Several years ago
I was back in NYC working on set for a feature film - it'd be several
years since I'd done any work in NYC and was totally lost when it came
to finding computer parts.  As luck would have it, on a friday afternoon
our production offices entire network collapsed right before a full
weekend of shooting was about to happen.  I pinged George who pointed me
to GCS and Lee agreed to stay open late for me.  I literally ran to GCS
and Lee hooked me up with a switch and if I remember correctly some
random computer parts.  through the magic of redbull - i ran back to the
production office on the west side cobbeled together a sorta working
office LAN and WAN connection back to LA and shooting went ahead as
scheduled all weekend.

and just think...if George didn't point me to GCS spider-man 3 never
would have been made, and millions of childhood memories would still be
intact!  ok, now that's just wishfull thinking :)


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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