What if bandwidth is the new oil?

Forgive the self-promotion, but I enjoyed writing this what-if for PC Plus:

Of course, bandwidth isn’t controlled by sheikhs or delivered in trucks, and we’re pretty sure that the US won’t invade a sovereign nation to seize control of its cable TV network – but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t striking similarities between oil, gas and bandwidth.

While I’m thinking about it, dear readers, what’s your take on self-promotion? Would you prefer it if I didn’t link to individual articles? Should I do it more? Could you care less?