I guess that explains it, although again, I wonder how much it really has to do with anything. That company that was doing AutoDuel Online definitely wasn't doing a Mac version, and they certainly didn't seem to have any trouble getting a license. The various things I had heard from SJG seemed to have more to do with them wanting to make sure whoever they gave a license to would at least do a good job with it (I can't help thinking that AutoDuel Online - or AutoDuel 3D, whatever they called it - experience probably turned them off a bit. Although I find it especially hard to believe anyone would be pissed that they might want to do a PC version at all (and that doesn't even make sense, as there were PC versions of the original AutoDuel game.... if it ticked them off so much, I can't imagine they would have let Origin do it either).
Anyway though, most of that stuff sounds like so much ancient history I can't possibly imagine it would have anything to do with getting something done today. If anything I recall Steve Jackson got royally pissed off at Apple 2 or 3 years ago because he sent his computer in to get repaired and somehow his hard drive got erased..... so even if he did have an obsession with Macs, I just doubt he'd be so hung up on the notion of doing anything else nowadays.