Hmmm, yes I see what you mean.
Does that mean that the whole sentence is pointless though?
“Unless noted otherwise,”
if we take this first bit to mean that things like Whizzard not mentioning installed cards as “otherwise noting” that the ability applies to all cards, then isn’t this second bit:
“all card abilities that do not specify the state of a card can only affect installed cards”
entirely redundant? If we can take the failure to mention a state as “otherwise noting” that all states are okay, when would this part ever apply?
And did people serious start naming uninstalled icebreakers for Net-Ready Eyes? Is that what it’s all about? If so, doesn’t the principle that a card is a new instance of that card when installed sort that out? Or has Net-Ready Eyes been deemed to apply to all icebreakers with the chosen name, rather than one chosen icebreaker?