I dread to think that, ten years from now, schools will teach this in history class, just as the original song was taught to me when I was at school. As a consequence of this misguided decision, I cannot think about the Cuban missile crisis, Richard Nixon, the Vietnam war etc without thinking of Billy Joel's cute little face. Perhaps this was his intention. It was his shot at immortality - he decided to imprint himself on the minds of a generation of a schoolchildren. And it worked.