By the age of five David and his family had been asked to leave every restaurant in Port Jefferson because of his outrageous behavior. By the age of eight David had figured out every sequence of programmed PacMan responses and he could beat any machine, anywhere, every time. He was a genius. After college he started teaching fifth grade in an inner city school in Brooklyn, and the kids loved him. The administration did not. He was a white guy from the Long Island suburbs who came in to teach their kids, and he was weird. The persecution began.
The story of David’s battle against the overwhelming force of a malevolent bureaucracy is both heroic and tragic, and it is all true.