[nycbug-talk] GCS

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue Mar 22 15:26:24 EDT 2011

On 03/22/11 12:55, Pete Wright wrote:
> 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 :)

LOL. . . and to think I wasn't even invited to the premier!

If anyone's interested, hit me off-list because an alternative may be 
spawning from the ashes of GCS.  Although it would be nice to hear if 
there's other similar, local vendors with decent inventories in Manhattan.


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