Something occured to me last night and I'm going to toss it out there and see what people think.
I was thinking about why I dislike a lot of digital and net art and came to the conclusion that digital and net art can be separated into two distinct categories. I'm not going to explain them in detail. Make what you want of my descriptions and state what you think. Here are the two categories:
Art that uses the utility of technology as a medium.
Art that uses technology as a medium.
I prefer the latter.