nomis5 - 7:17 am on Sep 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Superb article Tedster, and I'm quite sure it would have a major beneficial impact on many sites.
One key point is that it may well work best when the whole site is paginated this way. An attempt to experiment with a couple of sets of articles may not succeed.
What works for me was an index of sub-pages (short text link) in the top left of every page, always in the same place and same format. I did have back / next at the bottom of each page.
It may be a bit laborious but why not gave each page in an article an appropriate name, not just widget1 / 2/ 3 etc? Many moons ago I did include the page number as well but dropped it through laziness.