Electronic bulletin board printouts from The Backroom, 1987-1990, a New York-based computer bulletin board service (BBS) co-moderated
by David Charnow. Known as the Upper Westsider, Charnow was instrumental in establishing and maintaining "Survivors," a section
of the The Backroom BBS that served as a discussion forum for people with HIV/AIDS.
Born on March 18, 1942, David Aaron Charnow received his Bachelor's degree in Comparative Religion and his Master's degree
in Special Education from Columbia University and Teachers College, respectively. His special interest was in learning-disabled
students and students with dyslexia in particular. From 1968 until 1971, Charnow was a teacher, supervisor and principal in
schools for learning disabled students in New York and Washington, DC. In 1973, he went to Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer
to teach. In addition, he occasionally lived and worked in Kibbutz in Israel during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1982, Charnow
returned to Teachers College as a doctoral student in the Department of Family and Community Education.
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