An interesting blog post at ZDNet talks about an issue we’ve discussed both in the blog and in the podcast. As the blog suggests, data has the upper hand in this Mashup marriage between tools and data. Without data, these wonderful Mashups wouldn’t be able to function. It’s a pretty interesting and short read. I do wish they’d make the counter point that while applications are reliant or data, data is also reliant on rich applications to make the data worthwhile. Data on a shelf is better known as expensive paperweights.