No, this book is not a work of fiction.
In the past that was true, but no more.
Her early life was as a dilettante, rarely entrusted with anything more than short “scripting” tasks. The decisions she made were simple: If a required field was not filled in, she should color it red; if a button was clicked, she should bring another page into view. Although her responsibilities were limited, she was easy to get along with and made many friends. To this day, most programmers' experience of her ...