Defining Glue Work

The most critical yet unloved work of engineering teams

DEV.BIZ.OPS
7 min readJun 16, 2022

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The oldest known use of glue predates modern human history. In fact, the first discovered use of glue involved the use of birch bark tar to glue stones together. When archaeologists examined the specimen, they dated it back to 200,000 years ago!

Glue has since evolved over the years into much more complex compounds and formulations. From simple plant and animal based resins to today’s industrial grade synthetic adhesives, glue has become an everyday tool for all sorts of…

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