This morning I did my Swedish taxes. They’re not due until May, but I decided to get it over with because it is so easy. They send you a preprinted form with all your reported income and taxes on it, and if everthing is correct, you can, a) mail the form back; b) report on the internet, or c) report by SMS. So I did the latter. I had to put a few numbers in a message and hit send. Ten seconds later I got a reply saying that reporting was complete. How about that? Sweden is so civilized.