The great film director, producer, and actor Sydney Pollack died today at 73 years of age, at his home here in Southern California. Here is an obituary in the New York Times. I met him briefly in the course of producing tech conferences during the web 1.0 boom. He had some truly inspired ideas about narrative in the digital age, and the clash between old Hollywood vs. new. He seemed a generous and kind person. Image: NYCArthur.