Pablo Kleinman

Journalist, Person

1971 –


Who is Pablo Kleinman?

Pablo Kleinman is an Argentine-born American entrepreneur and journalist, pioneer of the development of online services in Latin America. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of International Relations and went on to study at the London Business School and at the HEC School of Management in Paris, where he obtained an MBA.

When he was 13 years old, Kleinman immigrated to the United States and settled in the city of Los Angeles with his parents and siblings. His great-grandmother, however, had arrived in the United States via Ellis Island in the 1930s and his extended family has kept a permanent presence in Southern California since the 1940s.

In 1986, at age 15, Pablo set up an electronic bulletin board system in Buenos Aires called "TCC: The Computer Connection" which was one of the first in the region and the first to run under a Microsoft-designed platform. A year later, TCC became FidoCenter, the first node of the worldwide FidoNet network in Latin America. Pablo Kleinman was the Coordinator of FidoNet for the whole of Latin America between 1987 and 1991. During that period, FidoNet became the largest public-access computer network in the region. It grew throughout the different countries in the region and reached several hundreds of access points in dozens of Latin American cities. He was also the author of WorldPol, a policy proposal that was published originally in 1991 and constituted the first democratic organization proposal in cyberspace.

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Buenos Aires
  • United States of America
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern California School of International Relations
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires

on July 23, 2013


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