ah, understood! Yes this would be a good way to do it if there is memory in the octopus remaining to define a note assignment for a page trigger (and a UI paradigm to fit it).
Actually I just noticed something else, the octopus has a keyboard legend at the top silkscreened, so if the values were hardcoded, it would be easy to determine which keys to use, just look at the row to decide the octave and the keyboard legend at the top to determine the specific key, and this naturally limits you to 120 possible pages to trigger.
Either way though would be cool.
Also, let me say I enjoy the thoughtful and polite discussions everyone seems to have on these forums. Everyone seems to have a good grasp of some of the very technical details of a MIDI sequencer