New section archives

I’ve gone through all the 279 entries on this site and classified them according to 14 new ‘secondary’ categories, which complement the primary categories included as tabs on each page (E-learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Music & Multimedia, Cultural Calendar). And I’ve changed the home page so that it links to these ‘Section Archives’ instead of the old month-by-month archives — see the right-hand panel about half-way down.
Navigating this site by date doesn’t make a lot of sense, since it’s not a diary: it just shows the progression of my ideas, which isn’t always forwards! So adding a richer set of classifications has been on my to-do list for the best part of a year. When I started the site I didn’t want to pre-empt the sections too much, as I wasn’t sure how the coverage was going to evolve. And I’m still going to stick to using at least one of the ‘primary’ categories for the great majority of entries (except personal and reflexive ones like this).
The new section categories give you the scope to find all the entries on more specific themes and topics that I cover here. Some of them are fairly general like Radio or the Future of Music; others are more tightly focused, like the BBC or Playlists. I’ve used the Ideas and Essays section to collect together all the more substantial entries, the ones I think are most original, so I’d recommend giving that a look.
If you would find any other section categories useful for navigating the entries here, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

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