02 March 2006
The Metaphysics of Power
Clipclop Stethoscope washed windows on high rise buildings. People in the offices behind the windows got to know him and would wave when his platform descended into view. Clipclop always waved back. He liked watching suits doing the work of the world behind his zigzagging squeegee. One day Clipclop’s employer switched to automatic window washing machines. They offered Clipclop the job of operating the computer system that ran the machines. Clipclop wasn’t interested. He started his own business, washing the windows of suburban houses. Clipclop worked harder than ever before. He cleaned so well, the glass seemed to disappear completely.