There's no additional info for this photo, so I'm not sure how this bizarre car-parking lift worked back in the glory days of running boards, but I'd sure love to see it in motion!
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.