I enjoyed reading Michael Romain’s “On the difficulty of doing nothing” [News Commentary, April 14] for its genial and engaging tone, and its gathering of thoughts, references, and thought-provoking quotes. 

It struck one false note, however: Linnaeus is not Swiss but Swedish. Confusing Switzerland and Sweden is a common mistake, for sure, triggered by the initial “sw” in the names, and the fact that both countries are famously neutral, largely collectivist, and in Europe. 

Nevertheless, Switzerland is not Sweden. One country has world-renowned cheese, chocolate, banking, hospitality, and timekeeping industries; the other, not. 

’Nuff said.

Peter Bürgi, Oak Park

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