This is dearly related to all this spime talk. Spimes are mostly temporal. Their histories are more important than their material. Kirkyans sound like spimes that sort of blossom forward in time. These are the spimes that are conscious of their own timesuits.
This matter sort of trumps debates over the future of the "book". Physicality means less and less, and more and more -- material objects become more dear to us when
If books are kirkyans, you can have both -- and something more: you can have a hybrid book that changes itself over time based on the experiences of all the other copies of itself out there, and all the responses to those other copies. It's information that blossoms forward in time to become better, more accurate perhaps, more current perhaps, and always growing in scope (but not necessarily authority).
A kirkyan book becomes a community of responses to the information that drives the book toward always new (even if not better) content. This means that books become aware of the changes in their own material manifestations (or timesuits). Ranganathan might've said: every book, its book. See also: NetLibrary. The lines are already getting blurry. Paper is just a means, and it's a really sluggish way to, um, git-r-done.
Listening to: Sterolab.