The “lie-to-children” concept

Here’s an interesting concept: the lie-to-children:

“A lie-to-children is a statement that is false, but which nevertheless leads the child’s mind towards a more accurate explanation, one that the child will only be able to appreciate if it has been primed with the lie.”

Thinking of a user program being sequential execution of steps seems like this lie-to-children, within the reality of a multi-tasking / multiprocessor / distributed cloud-based world.