Hate to burst your bubble..
Seeing as my website was used as part of argument.. I thought I'd register and post my two cents.
What's here: http://www.unix-girl.com/blog/archives/000364.html is typed directly from Robert Cringley's book (I know, because I typed it in). What you posted in this thread is exactly that, word for word..
If you wrote this, then either your name is Robert Cringley, or you wrote this before 1994 (date of first publication of the book) and Robert stole from you. Considering you sound like you are rather young you probably were not old enough to write this back then (I apologize if I'm wrong on your age, it's just a guess).
At this point, utilizing occum's razor, you are indeed not the author. Have the guts to admit to copying and taking credit, you'll be a better person for it.
Another point, considering that I actually cut out a sentence out of the first paragraph (it had to do with previous content in the book and was irrelevant to what I was posting) and what you posted is missing the same information, you probably copied this straight from my website..